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Benchmade 940BK Osborne Folding Knife 3.4" S30V Black Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles

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Part Number: BM940BK
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
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Description
BM940BK: Model 940 - Osborne Design
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Cool. A refreshing design whose form exemplifies what custom knife maker Warren Osborne believes important function and quality. The Model 940 incorporates the exclusive AXIS™ locking mechanism for a functional smoothness that compliments well the purity of the design style. A modified reverse tanto blade shape machined of S30V stainless steel, features dual thumb-stud openers for safe and easy ambidextrous access. The handle design is slender with a slight curvature and recessed contours for grip stability. Machined of aluminum and deep color anodized, the handle scales are a rich green color sparked by a color anodized titanium back spacer. The liners provide solid function for the AXIS™ lock and feature subtle finger treads for added blade control. A stainless steel carry-clip is movable to either handle side, making the Model 940 a 100-percent totally ambidextrous cutting tool. Contemporary design, innovative function and a higher standard of manufactured quality give the new Model 940 everything needed for superior form and function.
Features
  • Overall Slim Profile
  • One-Hand Ambidextrous Function
  • Fully Adjustable Blade Pivot
  • Lightweight Everyday Carry
  • Purple Anodized Spacer
  • Green Aluminum Handle Scales
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.40"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.115"
  • Blade Material: S30V Premium Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Modified Reverse Tanto; Ambidextrous Dual Thumb-Studs
  • Weight: 2.90oz.
  • Clip: Black, Reversible, Tip-Up
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 7.87"
  • Closed Length: 4.47"
  • Country of Origin: USA

UPC Code: 610953125264

S30V Stainless Steel
S30V Stainless Steel
A hardened wear and corrosion resistant stainless steel developed in collaboration with Chris Reeve. It is known for its improved sharpness and toughness. This is a premium grade steel only used in high end knives. Composition: Carbon 1.45%, Chromium 14.00%, Vanadium 4.00%, Molybdenum 2.00%
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
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5 out of 5
Bryce K.
Flossmoor, Il
Oct 07, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
Favorate Knife
I don't usually write reviews... ever. But this knife for me is noteworthy enough to mention. I owned one of these for approximately 6 months and I got rid of it for monetary reasons. I went about a half a year going through a lot of other knifes: Small Sebenza (another amazing knife, but too small for me), Spyderco Tenacious and Paramilitary 2, several Kershaws and lastly a Benchmade 705. All of the knives I have listed above are fantastic knifes, however, I missed my 940. There are several things about this knife and it is these things that have made it my EDC blade for a LONG time to come. The first is the Axis lock, it is simply outstanding. The ease with which you can open and close this blade is fantastic. I usually need to be able to deploy my knife and stow it with one hand and it is made quite easy with the axis lock. One thing I would like to say about the Axis lock in general, (from my personal experience of several BM knives) is that it is very difficult to find the sweet spot where you have no blade play and yet the knife is still easy to flick open. I would recommend some blue loctite as it postpones the unscrewing process. Blade Shape: the 940 has an excellent piercing shape and it is very tough because of the reverse tanto design. It is also excellent as a cutting blade, but it is not the best I have ever seen (Paramilitary 2 is the best I have seen). As far as the steel goes you cant go wrong with S30V, it is my favorate steel, albeit VERY hard to sharpen. Once you sharpen it though, it retains its edge quite well. Since the knife is very thin it is a joy to carry in pocket. When I reach into my pocket I dont have any issues getting to my keys or anything. One thing that turns people off of this knife is that it has anodized aluminum scales. From my personal experience, the green coating is better than most of the G10 I have seen and it sticks to my hands very well and gives me the utmost control. The only drawback I have seen with this knife is the pocket clip. I prefer deep carry clips and the stock one just leaves too much of the knife out of my pocket. That being said, I found a great custom clip that was made for it and it is fantastic. Now it rides really low and is barely visible. Since this is a review of the black one I will say that the black coating stays better than most coatings I have seen. I find that non-coated blades tend to accumulate tape residue quickly if you are cutting open boxes, but this coating holds up well. All in all, this is a very well designed knife and if taken care of it should last a lifetime. This is a must have for anyone that wants a highly versatile knife that is great for any task you can throw at it.
4 out of 5
P.C.
Ireland
Apr 04, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Excellant workmanship -Osborne
Great knife, the osborne 940, gave this four out of five, as price is high for a folder of this type. but I had to have one. It is so light, and will be hard for any knife maker, to beat this one. My experience as a knife collector and every day user, is go and order a second one. As you don't know when this model will cease production, and wont be available ever again!
5 out of 5
Cwg
Texas
Dec 02, 2013
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
EDC work and play
I have carried this knife for a few years now. I carry both at work and play. I own a Emerson & Cold steel knife. I allows carry this knife and maybe the cold steel with the fully serrated edge to cut heavy webbing in rescue situation. This knife will do every thing you need short of very heavy duty fast cutting of heavy materials. I have not had to sharpen since it came frome box.
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